Football World Cup 2022 Stadiums of Qatar | Symbols of Qatar

Football World Cup 2022 Stadiums of Qatar | Symbols of Qatar

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to take place in Qatar from 21 November to 18 December 2022. This will be the first World Cup ever to be held in the Arab world and the first in a Muslim-majority country. This will be the second World Cup held entirely in Asia after the 2002 tournament in South Korea and Japan. In addition, the tournament will be the last to involve 32 teams, with an increase to 48 teams scheduled for the 2026 tournament in the United States, Mexico, and Canada.

Qatar World Cup 2022 – In Numbers

  • Teams: 32
  • Playing venues: 8
  • Matches: 65Opening Match: Al Bayt Stadium
  • Final: Lusail StadiumAverage venue capacity: 47,500 seats
  • Largest venue: Lusail Stadium (80,000 seats)
  • Smallest venue: Multiple venues (40,000 seats)
  • Average no. of matches per venue: 8.1

World Cup Stadiums

1. Al Bayt Stadium

Capacity: 60,000

Designer: Dar Al-Handasah

Distance from Doha city center: 43km (27 miles)

Al Bayt Stadium is set to host matches up to and including the semi-final stage during Qatar 2022. The organizers said about 28,000 seats from the stadium will be donated to developing countries after the tournament.

Matches:

5x Group Matches (incl. Opening Match)
1x Round of 16
1x Quarter-Final
1x Semi-Final

2. Al Rayyan Stadium

Capacity: 40,000

Designer: Ramboll

Distance from Doha city center: 22km (14 miles)

Al Rayyan Stadium will showcase the very best of Qatari culture when it hosts seven matches up to the round of 16 stages during Qatar 2022. The outer façade will be made up of intricate patterns representing Qatar, from its history of trade to its varied wildlife.

Matches:

5x Group Matches
1x Round of 16

3. Al Thumama Stadium

Capacity: 40,000

Designer: Arab Engineering Bureau

Distance from Doha city center: 13km (8 miles)

Al Thumama Stadium is set to host matches up to and including the quarter-final stage during Qatar 2022. It is the first FIFA World Cup™ venue to be designed by a Qatari architect – Ibrahim M. Jaidah.

Matches:

5x Group Matches
1x Round of 16
1x Quarter-Final

4. Education City Stadium

Capacity: 40,000

Designer: FIA Fenwick Iribarren Architects

Distance from Doha city center: 12km (7 miles)

Education City Stadium is located at the heart of Qatar Foundation – a vibrant center for knowledge and innovation where this ultramodern arena will be a fitting addition and lasting symbol of sustainability. The stadium will host eight matches up to the quarter-finals stage during Qatar 2022 and eventually become the home of the Qatar women’s national team.

Matches:

5x Group Matches
1x Round of 16
1x Quarter-Final

5. Khalifa International Stadium

Capacity: 40,000

Distance from Doha city center: 13km (8 miles)

Khalifa International Stadium was the first tournament-ready venue for Qatar 2022 and will host matches up to and including the third-place play-off during Qatar 2022.

Matches:

5x Group Matches
1x Round of 16
Match for Third Place

6. Lusail Stadium

Capacity: 80,000

Designer: Foster + Partners

Distance from Doha city center: 16km (10 miles)

The 80,000-seat Lusail Stadium will embody Qatar’s ambition and its passion for sharing Arab culture with the world. It will be the biggest tournament venue for the 2022 World Cup and will host the final, along with matches during every stage of the event. The design of this magnificent stadium is inspired by the interplay of light and shadow that characterizes the fanar lantern.

Matches:

5x Group Matches
1x Round of 16
1x Quarter-Final
1x Semi-Final
Final

7. Ras Abu Aboud Stadium

Capacity: 40,000

Designer: FIA Fenwick Iribarren Architects

Distance from Doha city center: 10km (6 miles)

Ras Abu Aboud Stadium will be the first fully demountable and re-usable tournament venue in FIFA World Cup™ history. It will host matches up to and including the round of 16 during Qatar 2022.

Matches:

5x Group Matches
1x Round of 16

8. Al Janoub Stadium

Capacity: 40,000

Design inspired by Dame Zaha Hadid

Distance from Doha city center: 23km (14 miles)

Al Janoub Stadium was the first Qatar 2022 tournament venue to be built from scratch and will host matches up to and including the round of 16 during Qatar 2022.

Matches:

5x Group Matches
1x Round of 16

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